Communication

Learn a new language or discover the power of writing to tell your personal story with our communication courses.

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Courses

A to Z Grant Writing

Do you love writing and building rewarding, long-lasting relationships? Do you have a passion for a cause? As a grant writer, you can help nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and research organizations acquire the funds they need to operate and to thrive. In this class, you’ll learn how to put together a gold medal proposal package – one that will capture the attention, and the funds, of donors. This informative course will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter this exciting and fulfilling field. No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you can be a successful grant writer. You’ll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals right here. This is one of the best online grant writing courses around, whether you’re already involved in a related position or are looking to take your first step into this rewarding career. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

A to Z Grant Writing
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Online, 4/17 - 6/7 ZILC-111 602 14 seats left $125

American Sign Language

American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used language in the United States today. This course is designed for students who are interested in learning about the Deaf community and developing ASL expressive and receptive skills. The course will provide an introduction to ASL and Deaf culture. You will learn practical and common language so you can have a brief conversation with someone from the Deaf community. Learning will include a combination of lecture, practice exercises, video, and class discussion.

Course will be held in Administration Building, Room 105

Shannon Johnson, Instructor

American Sign Language
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Tuesdays, 2/27 - 5/14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOM-067 600 0 seats left $84Section Full

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Beginning Conversational French

This course will teach you how to communicate easily and comfortably with those who speak French. You will learn practical, common phrases that will make your trips to the many French-speaking regions of the world more pleasant. You will learn dialogue specific to various settings, and you will be surprised how easy it can be to speak another language. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Beginning Conversational French
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Online, 4/17 - 6/7 ZILC-062 602 14 seats left $115
Online, 6/12 - 8/2 ZILC-062 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/17 - 9/6 ZILC-062 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/14 - 10/4 ZILC-062 702 15 seats left $115

Conversational Japanese

Whether you want to learn conversational Japanese for travel or just for fun, this course makes it easy and enjoyable for beginners to master the essentials of the Japanese language. Guided by a native Japanese instructor, you’ll also gain cultural knowledge only an insider has. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Conversational Japanese
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Online, 4/17 - 6/7 ZILC-060 602 15 seats left $115
Online, 6/12 - 8/2 ZILC-060 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/17 - 9/6 ZILC-060 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/14 - 10/4 ZILC-060 702 15 seats left $115

English as a Second Language

ESL - Level I
This course is designed for beginning-level English language learners. Little prior knowledge of English is needed. Students will be introduced to the basic American English grammar and writing strategies needed to produce simple sentences, short paragraphs, and informal letters. Students will be introduced to reading strategies and apply them to basic or simplified English texts.

ZESL 020 600
$25
27 Sessions, Hybrid Course
Tues. and Thurs. 2/6 - 5/16, 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.  No class 3/12, 3/14 & 4/2
Classes will meet on campus, ADM 101, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9 & 5/14
Irene Cruz, Instructor
Required textbooks for hybrid course only: “English for Everyone: English Grammar Practice Book: An ESL Beginner Grammar Workbook for Adults” ISBN: 978-1-4654-8466-6 and “English the American Way: A Fun Guide to English Language 2nd Edition” ISBN: 0738606766. Students will need to pay for their books.

ZESL 020 601
$25
27 Sessions, Remote Course
Mon. and Weds. 2/5 - 5/20, 6 - 8 p.m.  No class 3/6, 3/11, 3/13 & 4/1
Susan Gorga, Instructor
Required textbooks for remote course only: “Ventures 3E Level 1” Cambridge ISBN: 9781108920513. Students will need to pay for their book.

ESL - Level II
This course is designed for high-beginning/low-intermediate-level English language learners. Some knowledge of English is required. Students will be introduced to high-beginning/low-intermediate-level grammar and writing strategies. Paragraph organization, formal letter writing and business writing will also be addressed.

ZESL 021 600
$25
27 Sessions, Remote Course
Tues. and Thurs. 2/6 - 5/16, 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.  No class 3/12, 3/14 & 4/2
Shauna Anderson, Instructor
Required textbook: “A Long Walk to Water” ISBN 978-0547577319. Students will need to pay for their own book.

ZESL 021 601
$25
27 Sessions, Remote Course
Mon. and Weds. 2/5 - 5/20, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.  No class 3/6, 3/11, 3/13 & 4/1
Shauna Anderson, Instructor
Required textbook: “A Long Walk to Water” ISBN 978-0547577319. Students will need to pay for their own book.

ESL - Level III
This course focuses on all four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn reading strategies to improve their comprehension of English texts and practice several writing patterns. Activities related to the same content will improve students’ listening comprehension and speaking fluency.

ZESL 022 600
$25
27 Sessions, Remote Course
Tues. and Thurs. 2/6 - 5/16, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m.  No class 3/12, 3/14 & 4/2
Shauna Anderson, Instructor

English as a Second Language
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ZESL-017 700 63 seats left $0

Fundamentals of Technical Writing

Do you have a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that makes them easy to understand? If so, you should consider entering the well-paying field of technical writing. This course will teach you the fundamental techniques that all successful technical writers use. You will learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Fundamentals of Technical Writing
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Online, 4/17 - 6/7 ZILC-166 602 15 seats left $135

Instant Italian

This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You’ll learn practical, everyday words. You’ll read, hear and practice dialogues based on typical situations that you’re likely to encounter if you plan to vacation in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of each lesson will teach you to communicate in Italian in a wide variety of settings. You’ll be surprised by how quickly and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Instant Italian
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Online, 4/17 - 6/7 ZILC-061 602 14 seats left $115
Online, 6/12 - 8/2 ZILC-061 700 15 seats left $115
Online, 7/17 - 9/6 ZILC-061 701 15 seats left $115
Online, 8/14 - 10/4 ZILC-061 702 15 seats left $115

Spanish for Law Enforcement

With more and more Spanish-speaking people living in the United States every year, learning the Spanish language is becoming ever more important. In the law enforcement field, mastering basic Spanish will give you more skill to handle situations involving Spanish-speaking individuals. Adding Spanish skills to your resume can also open doors to new job opportunities. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Spanish for Law Enforcement
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Online, 4/17 - 6/7 ZILC-070 602 15 seats left $129
Online, 6/12 - 8/2 ZILC-070 700 15 seats left $129
Online, 7/17 - 9/6 ZILC-070 701 15 seats left $129
Online, 8/14 - 10/4 ZILC-070 702 15 seats left $129

Speed Spanish

Imagine yourself speaking, reading and writing Spanish. Now you can! This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish, pronto. You’ll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you’ll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish. ¡Qué bueno! This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Speed Spanish
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 4/17 - 6/7 ZILC-063 602 14 seats left $125
Online, 6/12 - 8/2 ZILC-063 700 15 seats left $125
Online, 7/17 - 9/6 ZILC-063 701 15 seats left $125
Online, 8/14 - 10/4 ZILC-063 702 15 seats left $125

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Summer 2023 Hours (May 22 - July 28): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
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